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Exploring – Adventuring – There’s all kinds of amazing stuff to do in New Orleans! We got tons of museums, wonderful parks, great sightseeing and a lot of really awesome stuff outside of the city within about an hour’s driving distance.

The French Quarter

   The French Quarter is the oldest part of New Orleans and is the original footprint of the city.

   Most visitors prefer to stay here because this is where the action is. The area is brimming with restaurants, bars, museums, antique stores, music venues, first class hotels and lovely boutique ones as well.

   The romantic part of the city it’s also suitable for families with many family-friendly activities as well.

   If you love history, and fascinated by wonderful unique architecture then you will love the French Quarter!

Audubon Park and the Zoo

    Both Audubon Park and City Park were designed by the Olmstead family who also designed Central Park in New York City. Audubon Park is easily accessible by St. Charles Ave. streetcar.

    It boasts a wonderful, state-of-the-art zoo and a  competitive 18-hole par 62 course. The 1.8 mile track is perfect for walking, biking, running and just enjoying the wonderful, old live oak canopy. 

    Even on hot days there always seems to be a cooling breeze.

City Park

   City Park is as magical and unique as the city of New Orleans. The 1,300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleanians since 1850, making it one of the nation’s oldest urban parks

    With an excellent golf course, beautiful botanical gardens, the museum of art, and hiking trails that make you feel like you are out in the woods, this is the perfect place to come to relax and rejuvenate.

NOMA and Sculpture Garden

    New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is the city’s oldest fine arts institution. Today, the museum hosts a collection of more than 40,000 objects. The collection continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the South.
    The free, twelve-acre Sculpture Garden next door is one of the most important in the US, with over 90 sculptures situated on a beautifully landscaped site among Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges.

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World War II Museum

   The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

    This huge complex that always seems to be expanding and getting better is right in the heart of New Orleans only minutes away from the French Quarter.   

    Come and experience the inspiring stories, see actual airplanes, boats and vehicles used during that conflict. 

The Natchez Steam Boat

   Relax, cruise downriver and see New Orleans from a different viewpoint. The Natchez is one of the last real steam-powered vessels on the river. The paddlewheel is not just for show, it actually powers the boat. 

   Cruising daytime or nighttime your captain will provide a running commentary of the river, the port and the history as it pertains to the Crescent City.

St. Charles Avenue Streetcar

   When you hop on a St. Charles streetcar you are hopping onto history. In fact, this streetcar line is the oldest in the world and is on the national register of historic places.

   And the real treasure of riding one of these is getting a gander of the wonderful homes on the avenue.

   You’ll also pass by neighborhoods that are full of excellent places to eat, many right on the avenue and others just a few blocks off the line.

Historic Plantations

    Are you ready to dive deep into Louisiana history? There are a huge number of beautiful houses, luscious gardens, and historic artifacts that also represent some of the darker chapters of Louisiana’s history—such as chattel slavery.

    Today, these homes are available for tours, exploration and special events. This mix of history and remembrance make visits to southern Louisiana’s unique plantation homes a fascinating way to spend an afternoon.

Swamp Tours

   Get up close and personal with authentic southern Louisiana wildlife. Numerous such beautiful nature encounters abound with two of them within 30 minutes of the city, and others deeper into the Cajun country.

   These trips are fun and safe, some of them on covered flat boats,  others on air boats. They guarantee a exciting afternoon right there among the gators, birds and old growth, moss-covered cypress trees.

   A memorable experience not to be missed.

The Cajun Country

    Acadiana, also known as the Cajun Country, is the official name given to the French Louisiana region that has historically contained much of the state’s Francophone population.

    Many inhabitants of the Cajun Country have Acadian ancestry and identify as Cajuns or Louisiana Creoles. Of the 64 parishes that make up the U.S. state of Louisiana, 22 named parishes (our name for counties) and other parishes of similar cultural environment make up this intrastate region.

    Known for great food, great music, celebration and fun New Orleans visitors can take an overnight or several day trip to this area to really absorb themselves into this rich, cultural region.